Tesla on July 30 appointed Dave Morton as its new chief accounting officer.
Morton joins Tesla from Seagate Technology, a global provider of data storage technology and solutions, where he held multiple leadership roles since joining the company in 1995. At Seagate, he most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Morton brings to Tesla more than two decades of significant financial and accounting expertise. He will report to CFO Deepak Ahuja and be responsible for Tesla’s corporate financial reporting and global accounting, payroll, tax, and trade activities.
In March, Tesla disclosed in a regulatory filing that Eric Branderiz, former chief accounting officer, left Tesla for personal reasons. Tesla did not disclose that Branderiz was the company's chief accounting officer, who had been serving in this position since October 2016.
Branderiz’s exit from Tesla followed the departures of more than a dozen Tesla executives in 2016 and 2017, some who held their roles for just a few months. Tesla's former Chief Financial Officer Jason Wheeler is among those who left last year.